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Ahhhh….endorphins

Do you ever have one of those days where you just NEED a solid, bust your hump workout in order to get a day going right?  The need to get those wonderful endorphins flowing and just clear your head from all the crap that is floating around up there?   This was one of those days.  I even met a like-minded gentleman in the rack next to me going all Conan the Barbarian with the heavy Front Squats (you will hear his very vocal psych up grunt in the video below).  After I left the gym, all was right in the world (as it always is after a great workout) and I could concentrate on patient care and be in the moment with all of my amazing patients.  As corny as it is, here’s to getting high on life!

*I have just begun using Vibram Five Fingers (KSO) again rather than my New Balance Minimus, it’s been a 6 month hiatus, but it feels GREAT to be back in the ‘ninja shoes.’  If you are interested in wearing Vibrams for the first time, be aware that there is an adjustment period where your feet/calves/Achilles may get (very)sore/fatigued, so take it slow and be patient*

Joint Mobility/Dynamic Warm-up (an example of my warm-up is coming soon, I promise)

Double KB Complex with two 24kg bells

  • Clean & Jerk 10×3 (Anatomical Breathing-Inhale Jerking the weight up/Exhale bringing it back down)
  • Front Squat 10×3 (Paradoxical Breathing-Inhale going down/Exhale coming up)
  • Hardstyle Swings 10×3 (Anatomical Breathing-Exhale with downswing/Inhale with upswing)
  • Neutral Grip Push-up (keep that core tight!)

30 minute treadmill walk (5 degree incline @3.5MPH)

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About Dr. Jeff Stripling

Hey everyone, I am a Rolla, Missouri-based Active Release Technique (ART) chiropractor who specialises in musculoskeletal injuries, sports injuries, and active physical rehabilitation. Some things that are near and dear to my life are family and friends, my relationship with God, cycling, kettlebells, hiking/climbing, and QUALITY food and drink.

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